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    In a "Kibangui" religious ceremony Sept 25, members of the Congolese Abako Party - who represent the powerful Bekongo tribe - decided to give thanksgiving to the Lord for securing a "victory over the Devil" - ex-Premier Patrice Lumumba. "Kibanguisme" is the official religion of the Bakongos and, presided over by Minister of State Kisolokela from Leopoldville, they gathered in Kamba - known as "Jerusalem" - the birthplace of the prophet and founder of the religion, Simon Kibangu.

  • Description

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    GV. Religious ceremony.
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    2.
    SV. Minister Kisolokela and others seated at ceremony.
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    3.
    CU. Minister Kisolokela seated.
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    4.
    SV. Band playing.
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    5.
    SV. People kneeling on grass.
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    6.
    SV. People in crowd.
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    7.
    S. Woman holding child.
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    CU. Woman holding child.
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    BV. & CU. Baby being baptized.
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    10.
    SV. Of ceremony.
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    11.
    LV. Of coffin.
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    CU. Coffin.
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    SV. People paying respects.
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    14.
    LV. Choir singing.
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    CU. Girl singing.
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    GV.PAN.People seated fin ceremony.
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    17.
    LV.TOWARDS..Girls walking out towards country.
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    18.
    SIDE V. Men marching away.
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    19.
    LV. Men marching
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    20.
    GV.PAN.Of ceremony in country under trees.
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    21.
    SV. Of 3 men present, Diangenda, Kisolokela, Dialangana seated during ceremony.
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    22.
    NV. Ditto.
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    23.
    CU. Of Kisolokela.
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    24.
    GV. Of ceremony.
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    Background: In a "Kibangui" religious ceremony Sept 25, members of the Congolese Abako Party - who represent the powerful Bekongo tribe - decided to give thanksgiving to the Lord for securing a "victory over the Devil" - ex-Premier Patrice Lumumba. "Kibanguisme" is the official religion of the Bakongos and, presided over by Minister of State Kisolokela from Leopoldville, they gathered in Kamba - known as "Jerusalem" - the birthplace of the prophet and founder of the religion, Simon Kibangu.

    The ceremony was particularly important for the Bekongo tribe owing to the rare public appearance of Joseph Diangenda, son of the Prophet and High Priest of "Kibanguisme". During the proceedings, several babies were baptized. Then, singing hymns, the tribesmen paid respects to the coffin of Simon Kibangu in the mausoleum.

    Kibangu was arrested by the Belgians in 1921 and deported to Katanga where he died in 1950. His remains were transferred to the religious centre of Kamba in April, 1960. A great number of Bakongos are said to believe that Kibangu is now reincarnated in the leader of their tribe, President Kasavubu.

    Kasavubu was to have attended the ceremony but was detained in Leopoldville by the political situation. He was substituted by Minister of State Kisolokela.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAQW4MLNOSOKDEVAA2W41RXHY2
    Media URN:
    VLVAQW4MLNOSOKDEVAA2W41RXHY2
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/09/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
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    N/A

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